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Kruger Brothers

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States | INDIE

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States | INDIE
Band Folk Adult Contemporary


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"'Bluegrass Meets the Maestro', a four-star evening"

Hopefully, this will not be the last time we get to enjoy the Kruger Brothers. They — and the Charlotte Symphony — gave 110 percent to the performance.

Everyone was excitedly talking about having a terrific evening when I left. Any time an audience responds so enthusiastically, you have a real winner. ¦ - Charlotte Florida Weekly

""Forever An A Day,"The Latet CD & Video From The Kruger Brothers"

“Forever And A Day” is the title of the latest CD from the North Carolina-based Kruger Brothers.

And surprise, the all-acoustic trio may be heading to quartet status since it has added a percussionist / drummer, Josh Day, for the latest outing. Jens Kruger, the trio’s banjo ace, picks up the Dobro, acoustic guitar, electric guitar — and the accordian — to embellish some of the tracks. - Bluegrass Journal

"Kruger Brothers Live"

"They defy description, categorization and convention. In a world of bands that are sounding sound more and more frighteningly alike, they stand alone, fearlessly exploring new musical waters with a level of excitement, energy and creativity, the likes of which the genre hasn’t seen before. Uwe, Jens and Joel, the always jaw-dropping Kruger Brothers, will be ganging around the microphones … doing what they do best … just being themselves." - Nashville Public Radio

"Kruger Brothers Offer a Sweet "Suite""

"Jens Kruger very evidently sees no limits to what can be produced on the native American five-string banjo. He’s as much of a pioneer to today’s banjo fans as Earl Scruggs was 60-some years ago." - Bluegrass Journal


DTM-021: Christmas Magic With the Kruger Brothers
DTM-020: Forever and a Day, 2010
DTM-019: Between the Notes, 2009
DTM-018: The Suite, 2007
DTM-017 Carolina Scrapbook Gospel Edition, 2006
DTM-016 Carolina Scrapbook Volume Two, 2006
DTM-015 Choices, 2004
DTM-014 Up 18 North, 2002
DTM-009 Carolina Scrapbook Volume One, 1999
DTM-006 Travel the Gravel, 1998



Some call them "Jazz". Some call them "Classical". Some call them "Bluegrass". They are all right. When you listen to the music of the Kruger Brothers, you can't help but be amazed by the depth of their artistry. Drawing on a rich cultural palette, theirs is a music that celebrates the best of what music can be: exciting, engaging, intelligent and delightful

Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age. Growing up in a family where music was an important part of life, they were exposed to a wide diversity of abiding musical influences. Jens and Uwe started performing regularly by the time they were 11 and 12 years old and began their professional career in 1979. Joel Landsberg, a native of New York City who also had a very extensive musical upbringing, joined the brothers in the early 90's and together they soon established the incomparable sound that the trio is known for today.

Since a formal introduction to American audiences in 1997, their remarkable facility with their instruments and unique take on the American Songbook, have made the Kruger Brothers a fixture within the world of acoustic music. Although initially staying close to a traditional repertoire, Uwe chose to follow his urge to draw from his personal experiences. The result is a catalogue of songs distinguished by a rich detail and insight into the delicacy and complexity of everyday life which betray an honesty that has become a hallmark of the trio's work.

In all, the Kruger Brothers personify the spirit of exploration and innovation that forms the core of the American music tradition. Their original music, composed by Jens Kruger, is crafted around their discerning taste, and the result is unpretentious, cultivated, and delightfully fresh.

Since moving to the United States, the Kruger Brothers contribution to American musical culture has been greatly appreciated. They were awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant for "Music from the Spring" a symphonic suite composed and orchestrated by Jens Kruger, which premiered in 2007. In addition to their regular concert schedule they perform this piece regularly with select symphony orchestras throughout the country.

Through their numerous CD releases, radio and television performances, lectures and collaborative efforts, the Kruger Brothers powerful artistic statement inspires and enlightens.